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Old 15 August 2014, 04:53   #11
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Just had a quick head count, around 50 stations south of The Wash, 5 north. 1 station in the 250mile stretch of the East coast from the Humber to Berwick. Probably why I've never heard of them. Maybe they should change their name from NATIONAL to SOUTHERN coast watch
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Just had a quick head count, around 50 stations south of The Wash, 5 north. 1 station in the 250mile stretch of the East coast from the Humber to Berwick. Probably why I've never heard of them. Maybe they should change their name from NATIONAL to SOUTHERN coast watch
now now PD, you know we only just got electricty for the first time last week....
we can't get our coracles far enough out to sea for them to watch
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They have a station located in a car park at Lee on the Solent. Always looks to be manned with guys looking through tripod mounted binos and telescopes. Never had cause to contact them but itís kind of comforting to think that if I did have a problem they might spot me and raise the alarm.
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Likewise, there's several our way by Swanage (Durlston Head), St Alban's Head and the other side of Lyme Bay. I've certainly notice them being far more active on the radio this year than before. Often around here they are logging the dive boats in/out, taking routine traffic from sailing yachts, etc.. Most of the lookout stations have live weather equipment on them as well, so I have called them a couple of times this year to get an idea of conditions when we are tucked right in a harbour (e.g. Salcombe) and want to know what it's really like outside before we decide to set off on a long passage.
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Likewise, there's several our way by Swanage (Durlston Head), St Alban's Head and the other side of Lyme Bay. I've certainly notice them being far more active on the radio this year than before. Often around here they are logging the dive boats in/out, taking routine traffic from sailing yachts, etc.. Most of the lookout stations have live weather equipment on them as well, so I have called them a couple of times this year to get an idea of conditions when we are tucked right in a harbour (e.g. Salcombe) and want to know what it's really like outside before we decide to set off on a long passage.
Interesting. Will we be expected to keep a listening watch on both CH16 and CH65 when we're out on the water?

Will we be advised to radio check and lodge passage plans with both, remembering to advise both of safe arrival?

I'll need to plumb in another fixed VHF soon!

Dual watch on CH16 + CH65 plus monitoring port traffic on CH12 and one for communicating with the RIBnet posse on a cruise in company...
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Interesting. Will we be expected to keep a listening watch on both CH16 and CH65 when we're out on the water?

Will we be advised to radio check and lodge passage plans with both, remembering to advise both of safe arrival?

I'll need to plumb in another fixed VHF soon!

Dual watch on CH16 + CH65 plus monitoring port traffic on CH12 and one for communicating with the RIBnet posse on a cruise in company...
IMVHO, when you start duplication of agencies & overlap of responsibilities the only result is confusion, tragedy & court cases. There's a lot to be said for a single point of contact. Unfortunately the (proper)CG has been cut back to a point where they are now an emergency service & only to be contacted as such. Personally I feel that the CG is not as approachable as it used to be, for routine traffic, radio checks etc. So now we have retired traffic wardens & council jobsworths playing lookout.
Purely my jaded cynical view, but hey!
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IMVHO, when you start duplication of agencies & overlap of responsibilities the only result is confusion, tragedy & court cases. There's a lot to be said for a single point of contact. Unfortunately the (proper)CG has been cut back to a point where they are now an emergency service & only to be contacted as such. Personally I feel that the CG is not as approachable as it used to be, for routine traffic, radio checks etc. So now we have retired traffic wardens & council jobsworths playing lookout.
Purely my jaded cynical view, but hey!
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Personally I feel that the CG is not as approachable as it used to be, for routine traffic, radio checks etc.
While sympathising with the thrust of the comments re the government cuts for the CG, I have to say that the local staff at Shetland Coastguard are still very approachable, diligent and friendly... And I'm sure they too share the same concerns re cutbacks that have already been stated.
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FYI some pics from the Stepper Point NCI lookout near Padstow. Seemed very friendly chap when I was having a look around... And 10/10 for putting a dog bowl out of fresh water each day
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Bitchy comments about Boris aside - So why do some think that a voluntary organsiation funded by dontations cant do good job and add value ?

Coastguard cliff rescue are I believe volunteers of and unless you happen to be very close to one RNLI station those big orange and blue floatythings are all volunteers ....................as are the independant lifeboats........

Just because people don't get paid doesn't mean they cant add value or provide a service.
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